Rod Burton

Rod Burton
May 29, 1966 – March 23, 2017

Peacefully at the Thompson General Hospital on March 23rd, 2017 with family by his side, Mr Rod Burton, aged 50. Beloved husband of Kim.

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Rod was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Thompson shortly after. Rod worked at various jobs including Calm Air, Toromont and at the time of his passing, Vale. Rod had a great love of snowmobiling and went whenever he could. Rod always had to have the most powerful Arctic Cat on the market and loved to tinker in the garage.

When he wasn’t sledding, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. For the past few years Rod and Kim found a love for traveling to Mexico with family and friends.

Rod is survived by his Wife Kim of Thompson. His Mother Donna, Sister Loralee (Greg) and Nephew Garet, all of Lethbridge, Alberta. As well as his Stepson Jorden (Angel), Granddaughter Elliot, Grandson Lennon, his little chickens of Thompson, Stepdaughter Kristen (Danielle) of Portage la Prairie. Brother in-law Kris (Marilyn) of Waterhen, Manitoba, Sisters in-law: Heather and Shelley of Winnipegosis, Father in-law Ed of Waterhen, Father Fred of Milton, Ontario. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a Gathering of Friends will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at the Army/Navy Building, 80 Nelson Road, from 1-3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Rod’s memory to the Diabetes Association of Canada at

An online book of memories is available to leave condolences at, Boardman Funeral Home in care of arrangements, call 204-778-7982.

Rod was a loving Son, Husband, Father and Papa and will be greatly missed.

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